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Courtroom sprinter gets extra jail time

September 4, 2017 | By More
Courtroom sprinter gets extra jail time

A woman has been given an extra month in jail for what a judge called her “in your face escape” – bolting from the court room during her sentencing.

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Backpacker hostel burglaries alleged

August 31, 2017 | By More
Backpacker hostel burglaries alleged

A man listed as having “no fixed abode” has been charged with burglaries at six backpacker hostels in Christchurch and Nelson.

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Teen’s street assault caused brain haemorrhage

August 30, 2017 | By More
Teen’s street assault caused brain haemorrhage

A teenager has been jailed for a street assault that caused his victim a fractured skull and a brain haemorrhage.

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Prosecutor threatened after sex offender’s jailing

August 30, 2017 | By More
Prosecutor threatened after sex offender’s jailing

A Crown prosecutor was abused and threatened by supporters of a 21-year-old who had just been jailed for three years for the sexual violation of a drunk woman.

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Woman thought she had ‘killed someone’

August 29, 2017 | By More
Woman thought she had ‘killed someone’

A woman fled a Linwood Park after stabbing a man in the neck in an argument over tobacco, and told some people she met that she thought she had killed someone.

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Supervision for problem passenger who spat

August 28, 2017 | By More
Supervision for problem passenger who spat

Unruly passenger Kiri Marsh has been put on intensive supervision for her drunken antics on an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland which included spitting on a flight attendant.

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Licence breaches before fatal crash

August 25, 2017 | By More
Licence breaches before fatal crash

A teen driver received three infringement notices for breaching the terms of his restricted licence before his fatal head-on crash with a cyclist.

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Meth charge dropped after car chase arrest

August 24, 2017 | By More
Meth charge dropped after car chase arrest

Police have dropped a methamphetamine-possession-for-supply charge against a man who was arrested by armed police after a car chase in Christchurch two weeks ago.

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Kaiapoi man faces car-chase charges

August 24, 2017 | By More
Kaiapoi man faces car-chase charges

A Kaiapoi man who led police on a 30-km early morning chase across Christchurch was remanded in custody when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court.

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Couple will pay only a fraction of trawler’s losses

August 22, 2017 | By More
Couple will pay only a fraction of trawler’s losses

A couple will only have to pay back a small fraction of the massive losses they caused to Tally’s Fisheries through their bogus tale of a family tragedy that led to a trawler diverting to Lyttelton.

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